As most of you guys and gals know from previous posts, I don’t cook.
In fact if I were to become rich, the first thing I'd do would be to hire someone to prepare all my food.
I know that I’m Italian and Italians are supposed to have an innate culinary talent, but what can I tell you…I’m missing one of the Italian genes.
Whereas, my brother Tom is a professional chief. And brother, can he COOK.
Yet, my idea of cooking is slicing a banana into my morning cereal and perhaps tossing in some raisins, and then pouring milk over it.
Yes, I am NO Julia Child.
Suddenly last week I developed an urge to COOK.
I love pasta with chicken, so I decided to make myself Chicken Margherita. Yes, I know that sounds a bit overzealous for someone who is cooking inept, but I thought, “I’m feeling kind of adventurous, so why not at least try it?”
I mean what was the worst thing that could happen, I could get salmonella poisoning from undercooked chicken?
The recipe called for:
*Angel Hair Pasta
*Roasted Garlic and Tomatoes
*And a balsamic vinaigrette sauce
Sounds YUMMY, doesn’t it?
So I got all the ingredients together; following each step of the recipe carefully.
I also made a fresh spinach salad with sliced cucumbers, Italian dressing, and grated Romano cheese.
After I completed the Chicken Margherita, I made a beautiful presentation on a dinner plate by placing the pasta and chicken on one side, and adding the spinach salad to the other.
And before tasting it I drizzled some virgin olive oil over the entree; finishing it off with a sprinkle of fresh Romano cheese.
And can I just tell you something? It was BEYOND fabulous!
I oohed and aahed like I normally do, just before I get to that point of having the big O.
Honestly, I don’t mean to brag but I was so proud of myself that I actually COOKED. And it was GOOD!
And do you know what I did? I took a picture so I would have PROOF to show you.
Here it is…
And do you know what else I did? I found another picture online so I could show you what an evil and despicable LIAR I am.
Here it is…
Yes, I lied. But not completely. Because I did place it in a microwave and COOKED it for 5 1/2 minutes.
Oh, and I did make the SALAD. I swear. No lie.
Have a delicious weekend everyone!